In which I have a poem on Radio 4

I’m on Radio 4!  This is truly thrilling for me! I was very lucky, alongside excellent poet Elisabeth Charis, to be part of a Writing West Midlands-brokered commission to write a poem for Radio 4’s ethical and religious discussion programme Something Understood. The programme’s theme was ‘Bread’, and it went out on Sunday 23 August, and if you’re so minded you can listen to it … Continue reading In which I have a poem on Radio 4

With a stuffed crow at Wenlock Poetry Summer School

‘I saw his eye gleam./  I saw a trance fall/  on the park’ My new Crow (for The Crow House, natch) and I spent yesterday with Wenlock Books Poetry Summer School and 13 enthusiastically cawing children. I explained to the group the strange tale of the crows that lived in the tall trees, right in the middle of a small town by the sea in southern … Continue reading With a stuffed crow at Wenlock Poetry Summer School

Five Sites, Five Senses : disability, poetry & landscape

I’m working on a great project with partners Shropshire Hills AONB, the Vision Homes charity in Ludlow, Loudwater Studio and all-round dynamo and now good friend, Julia Walling from Woods for Wellbeing.  We’re taking people with severe disabilities, with their carers, out into the nearby countryside in the Shropshire Hills. It’s called Five Sites, Five Senses to reflect the nature of the places we’ve been … Continue reading Five Sites, Five Senses : disability, poetry & landscape